Seismic Rehabilitation Methods for Existing Buildings

Seismic Rehabilitation Methods for Existing Buildings

1st Edition - August 1, 2020

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  • Author: Reza Aydenlou
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199596
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203842

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Seismic Rehabilitation Methods for Existing Buildings covers various structures, effective parameters in seismic improvement, and other factors in seismic loading in eight applied chapters with descriptive classification. The book offers guidance for a seismic rehabilitation project based on the interpretation of publications FEMA and Iranian seismic rehabilitation regulations no.360 . It includes real examples of completed and approved projects to stabilize the seismic improvement issues of existing buildings. Six perfectly executed examples, with complete refinement details, such as modeling, step-by-step improvement studies, and executive plans and seismic enhancement images are included. The book also explains the classification of non-structural element and how to carry out it's seismic reconstruction studies and in one of the chapters, construction and soil improvement methods are discussed along with a practical example.The concepts of seismic rehabilitation in this book are presented with an Info-graphic structure that better fixes the concepts in the minds of readers so that when they face a new project, they have a more practical use of the content

Key Features

  • Provides a fully functional way to evaluate, model and present details of a seismic rehabilitation plan for a building
  • Presents real seismic refurbishment models and step-by-step methods for providing examples (including images, tables and charts)


Civil engineers, Structural Engineers and Construction Researchers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Understanding the basic concepts for Seismic Rehabilitation

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 What is seismic rehabilitation?

    1.3 Various Type of Buildings and Their Constituent Elements

    1.4 Main indicators and criteria for seismic rehabilitation

    1.5 Identification of site specifications to investigate threats during seismic rehabilitation

    1.6 Chapter at the glance

    Chapter 2: What is the seismic rehabilitation? Introduction practical method for seismic rehabilitation of existing building

    2.1 Seismic rehabilitation studies with applied approach

    2.2 How to determine the strength of materials available in existing building

    2.3 Methods of determining the vulnerability of existing buildings

    2.4 Methodology for developing seismic rehabilitation strategies

    2.5 Chapter at the glance

    Chapter 3: Detailed introduction seismic rehabilitation for types of existing buildings

    3.1. Masonry Structure Buildings

    3.2. Concrete Structure Frame buildings

    3.3. Steel Structure Frame buildings

    Chapter 4: Detail introduction seismic rehabilitation for Types of non-structural components

    4.1 Introducing types of non-structural components

    4.2 Understanding potential damage

    4.3 Rapid Vulnerability Assessment methods for non-structure components

    4.4 Comprehensive assessment of vulnerabilities methods for analyzing non-structural component

    4.5 Details of Acceptance Criteria for Non-Structural Based on Seismic rehabilitation objective

    4.6 Common Methods for Seismic rehabilitation and reducing danger of nonstructural components

    4.7 Case study example

    4.8 Chapter at the glance

    Chapter 5: Site pathology and seismic rehabilitation method

    5.1 Introduction of site effective of building performance level

    5.2 Understanding potential damage of site treatment

    5.3 One method of rapid Vulnerability for soil bearing capacity

    5.4 Comprehensive assessment of vulnerabilities for defining soil-bearing capacity

    5.5 Seismic Rehabilitation methods for soil of site

    5.6 Practical example of site seismic rehabilitation and Identify potential damage

    5.7 Chapter at the glance

    Chapter 6: Seismic rehabilitation step’s info-graph for

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: August 1, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199596
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203842

About the Author

Reza Aydenlou

Reza Aydenlou
Reza Mokarram AydenLou has been approved as a professional member of the American society of civil engineers (ASCE) and Association of German Engineers (VDI). He is as a mentor in ASCE collaborate. He has been trained as a professional seismic rehabilitation engineer by the faculty of international institute of earthquake engineering and society .He is interested in research, so he focuses on issues that can disrupt human life. In this regard, he has always tried to gather existing solutions to find new solutions for them. Therefore, it has expanded its research in the field of providing safe housing for human beings in the face of seismic damage. In line with his research, after fifteen years work in consulting and reputable companies as a professional designer and seismic rehabilitation engineer for famous projects such as high-rise building, bridge , non-structure components and other types of building structures . His keen interest in training young and interested engineers led him authored several specialized books. He is keen on developing seismic science and share his knowledge with disadvantaged areas by transferring this technical knowledge in the form of his books. He has deeply tried to introduce the reader to the topics in depth, So that the content is kept in the reader's mind for a long time. He is a pragmatic researcher therefore, his approach in his books is to train professional expert to enter professional research and the job market. The main purpose of his book is "Become a Seismic Rehabilitation Engineer".

Affiliations and Expertise

ASCE, VDI, Consultant Structural Engineer, Tehran, Iran

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  • M R. Wed May 19 2021

    Expert book in rehabilitation

    This book is a very useful and practical reference about seismic rehabilitation and strengthening. The main advantage is to reduce the gap between theory and performance in this subject. I recommend reading this book for every engineer who involved in rehabilitation projects.

  • Hami m. Tue Sep 15 2020

    Hami mor review

    I read the book. It was a professional and practical book. There is very little like this book in the market. It helped me a lot in the design part. I wish the author success.

  • Mehdi D. Sat Sep 12 2020

    PhD in Civil Engineering, author of specialized books on construction

    Review:Appropriate and complete classification of the required contents in the field of seismic rehabilitation in this book has been done in a coherent and accurate manner. I have also read the previous books of Dr.Mokarram Aydenlou , practicality and attention to engineering needs is a significant point in his books.I recommend reading this book for readers who want to learn topics in a practical and in-depth way.

  • Mohammad d. Sun Sep 06 2020

    Great book

    Dr. Mokaram Aydenlou's book is among few books written on rehabilitation which was able to minimize the gap between theory and performance in the best possible form. Comprehensiveness, step by step algorithms and fantastic imaging are some of the advantegeous of this book indicating the good experience of Dr. Mokaram Aydenlou in the field of rehabilitation. Undoubtedly, it is a suitable guide on undrestanding the various aspects of rehabilitation subjects.

  • Mehdi D. Sat Sep 05 2020

    Professional civil engineer and author of technical books

    I think the book has practical and complete contents in the field of retrofitting. Based on my knowledge of reading previous books written by Dr Reza Mokkarram aydenlou, I recommend reading this book for those interested in working on retrofitting and seismic rehabilitation.

  • Nader F. Wed Aug 12 2020

    Associate Professor, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

    Dr. Mokaram Aydenlou is really expert in seismic rehabilitation of structures. I had the honor of working closely with him in two projects. The valuable published book by Dr. Mokaram involves the strengthening methods of different types of structures such as steel, concrete and masonry structures. Moreover, it includes not only retrofitting structural components, but also non-structural components. Regarding my many years of deep recognizing of Dr. Mokaram and his extensive abilities and experiences in various strengthening projects as well as the comprehensiveness of the published book, I am confident that his new published book will be very useful for the engineering community.

  • Amir P. Sun Aug 09 2020

    Professional project manager and author

    I have worked with Dr. Reza Aydenlou at various times as the project controller. Certainly, with the knowledge that I have of him, the above book will be a completely practical and engineering book for users. I recommend engineers who are looking for practical information for seismic improvement projects of buildings, be sure to read this book because it will be very useful for them.